This year’s most read was dominated by the sad demise of national haulier Canute, which never recovered from the end of its long-term contract with retailer Wilko last year. The contract was picked up Wincanton and represented more than 30% of Canute Group’s revenue at that time – a staggering £30m. Reports that Canute had been late paying staff surfaced in the spring as did eight O-licences in the name of Almtone. The O-licences named Canute’s Gamston depot as Almtone’s location […]
Palletways bought Dalkeith for the second time this year, after it went into administration in August.
The Unite union has suspended strike action planned for today (5 June) by 51 warehouse workers at a DHL Supply Chain-run site in West Thurrock, Essex to allow a “window of opportunity for positive talks”.
Northamptonshire-based Knights of Old has taken delivery of two new Palletforce-branded longer semi-trailers. Both are already in action – one based at its Kettering headquarters and the other at its Hitchin site. The 15.65m long double-deck trailers are part of an order for nine longer semi-trailers in total, all being supplied by SDC Trailers. The remaining seven, at least five of which will also be double-deckers, will be used in general operations in Knights of Old livery. Two of the […]